Federal Fast Wage and Tax Facts

Federal Tax Facts

Minimum Wage

  • Effective
    7/24/2009
  • Minimum Wage
    $7.25
  • Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee)
    $2.13
  • Maximum Tip Credit
    $5.12
  • Youth Minimum Wage
    $4.25

FICA (Medicare)

  • Maximum Taxable Earnings
    No Limit
  • Employee / Employer Tax Rate (Unchanged from 2020)
    1.45%
  • Additional Medicare Tax Withholding on Wages > $200,000 (No Employer Match)
    0.90%

FICA (Social Security)

  • Maximum Taxable Earnings (Increased from $137,700 in 2020)
    $142,800
  • Employee / Employer Tax Rate (Unchanged from 2020)
    6.20%

FUTA (Employer-Paid)

  • Maximum Taxable Earnings
    $7,000
  • Percent of Taxable Wages
    6.00%
  • Maximum Credit
    5.40%
  • Normal Net Tax
    0.60%

Supplemental Wage / Bonus Rates

  • Flat Rate Withholding Method (Unchanged from 2020)
    22%
  • Pay over $1 Million (Unchanged from 2020)
    37%

Health Savings Accounts

  • Self-Only Contribution Limit (Employee / Employer) (Increased from $3,550 in 2020)
    $3,600
  • Family Contribution Limit (Employee / Employer) (Increased from $7,100 in 2020)
    $7,200
  • Catch-up Contribution Limit (Employee / Employer) (Unchanged from 2020)
    $1,000

Pension Plans

  • Contribution Limit - 401(k) & 403(b) plans (Unchanged from 2020)
    $19,500
  • Catch-up Contribution Limit - 401(k) & 403(b) plans (age 50 or older) (Unchanged from 2020)
    $6,500

FAST WAGE AND TAX FACTS is distributed with the understanding that the publisher is not rendering legal, accounting, tax or other professional services. If legal advice or other assistance is required, an attorney, CPA or tax adviser should be consulted. Minimum wage rates may vary by industry and may be superseded by Federal minimum wage rules. Contact the proper agency to verify.

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